Day: June 20, 2016

By Our God, Our Enemies Do An About Turn!

May the LORD cause you to find favour among your enemies in Jesus name!
As in the case of Israel when God gave them favour with Rahab so that they would take Jericho, may He, at His appointed time, the crucial time of breakthrough, cause chosen enemies to change and so favour and defend you because of your TESTIMONY AS CHILDREN OF GOD!
The power of Israel’s testimony as recounted by Rahab a Canaanite harlot which motivated her to hide the two Israelites from the King of Jericho’s men searching for them to capture them:
Joshua 2:1-11
2 Then Joshua secretly sent out two spies from the Israelite camp at Acacia Grove.[a] He instructed them, “Scout out the land on the other side of the Jordan River, especially around Jericho.” So the two men set out and came to the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there that night.
 
2 But someone told the king of Jericho, “Some Israelites have come here tonight to spy out the land.” 3 So the king of Jericho sent orders to Rahab: “Bring out the men who have come into your house, for they have come here to spy out the whole land.”
 
4 Rahab had hidden the two men, but she replied, “Yes, the men were here earlier, but I didn’t know where they were from. 5 They left the town at dusk, as the gates were about to close. I don’t know where they went. If you hurry, you can probably catch up with them.” 6 (Actually, she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them beneath bundles of flax she had laid out.) 7 So the king’s men went looking for the spies along the road leading to the shallow crossings of the Jordan River. And as soon as the king’s men had left, the gate of Jericho was shut.
 
8 Before the spies went to sleep that night, Rahab went up on the roof to talk with them. 9 “I know the Lord has given you this land,” she told them. “We are all afraid of you. Everyone in the land is living in terror. 10 For we have heard how the Lord made a dry path for you through the Red Sea[b] when you left Egypt. And we know what you did to Sihon and Og, the two Amorite kings east of the Jordan River, whose people you completely destroyed.11 No wonder our hearts have melted in fear! No one has the courage to fight after hearing such things. For the Lord your God is the supreme God of the heavens above and the earth below.(NLT).
©Deborah E.Nyamekye 19/06/2016
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God of Provision Cares About Your Basic Needs

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Are you in lack, having financial problems and debts you wish would just vanish into thin air and praying for money to rain down on you from Heaven? Do not fret for the Lord says
“Cast your cares upon me for I care for you” (1 Peter 5:7).
He is the only one who knows the depth of your deprivation in the area of your finances as well as other areas.

Stay in the place of praise and worship, focused on His Word. Worship Him with the little you have and you will see His principles work for you. What principles ? you ask. Some are

“you reap what you sow” (Gal 6:7).
“Give and it shall be given to you, …pressed down shaken together …shall men give to your bosoms.” (Luke 6:38)

Do you know someone who is in need, even more destitute than you are? Well, share what you have with them. Yes the little you have. The Widow of Zarephath was taken by surprise when the prophet Elisha came to ask her not only for a drink but also to share the little food she had reserved for herself and her son. In fact he told her to feed him before herself and her son! Remember the LORD sent Elijah to her.
The Widow was being set up for a miracle. Praise the Lord that she obeyed the word of the prophet when he said
“… thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day [that] the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth.”(1 Kings 17:14KJV)

What happened? Sure enough as God is always true to His word, it is written “She, and he, and her house, did eat [many] days.16[And] the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah.”(1 Kings 17:15-16 KJV)

Father, help us to be as this widow and not miss any opportunities to obey your command so that we do not miss your miraculous works or blessings that you plan to bring to pass as a result of our obedience. In Jesus name Amen.

Jesus also mentioned a widow who was poor and gave the the little she had (2 mites). He said she had given more than those who had given out of their riches because she gave out of her poverty. (Luke 21:1-4)

Friends these two women had lost their husbands, and were also very poor, you may not have much or very little in addition to other losses as well, but as a born again believer, when you give out of your poverty (the little you have) as these two widows it is great giving in the eyes of the LORD and you set yourself up for a miracle.

Also remember you are the Bride of Christ as an individual as well as part of the Body of Believers, covenanted to God through our Lord Jesus Christ. When you came to Christ, God took away your “widowhood” meaning your lack or barrenness and gave you hope and the capacity to be very productive to the glory of His Name (Is. 54:1). You are no longer as one forsaken, but His delight, one He betrothed to Himself (Is. 62:4) Oh such great love Abba Father has bestowed upon us!

Friends, the LORD is waiting to perform great financial miracles in your life, for He wants to bless us abundantly in every area. Think of how much more you could do for Him when He releases financial blessings to you. While you wait, I encourage you to live in obedience to His commands and principles.

WORD OF COUNSEL: “If you are willing & obedient, you will eat the good things of the land” (Isaiah 1:19 NIV)

DECLARATION/BLESSING: Prosperity in all areas including financial: “2Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” (3 John 1:2 KJV)

(shared on 12/01/2016 & on 20/06/2016)
©Deborah Nyamekye 12/01/2016